• Buyer Level 2

    Job Description

    The Buyer II will be responsible for strategic purchasing of assigned commodities/services consistent with MJC policies and procedures. Drives down total cost of ownership and contributes to the performance and profitability of MJC using supply chain expertise to deliver value through effective market research, supplier strategy development and negotiation strategy planning. The Buyer II is required to interface and/or negotiate with Suppliers and various departments such as accounting, quality, production, etc.; thus, must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently.

    Job Responsibilities and Duties
    • This position is responsible for reviewing purchase request, working with suppliers and internal departments.
    • Manage relationships with supplier through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/volume/ delivery time changes, issue resolution, providing update of order status, runs and manages Open Purchase Order Reports.
    • Issues Purchase Orders directed by purchase requisitions or the system reorder report; amends or closes Purchase orders.
    • Analyze and process purchase requisitions.
    • Maintain data, pricing, documents in company systems for items purchased.
    • Initiates new vendor set up request.
    • Analyzes, negotiates, and issues RFQ’s to suppliers for new and existing materials, supplies and services.
    • Develop, implement, and manage strategies to support the supply chain process for assigned commodities/services, or areas of responsibilities.
    • Research and develop a working knowledge of the assigned commodities/services or areas of responsibilities, including how the commodities/services are made, rendered, specification requirements, and how the commodities/services are used.
    • Research and analyze inventory consumption, outstanding delivery orders and provide recommendations for ordering.
    • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and capabilities.
    • Ensure quality/stable supply of materials/services, monitor the timeliness of the deliveries/performance, and identify patterns.
    • Provide detailed analysis and information which may have financial impact on commodity sourcing decisions; perform trend analysis and make recommendations to management.
    • Monitor and manage the vendor/contractor performance, to include expediting materials or services, and dispute resolution.
    • Resolve pricing and invoice discrepancies.
    • Receive and evaluate bids or proposals or other requirements.
    • Negotiate terms, pricing, scope and other issues with vendor(s) as necessary to achieve the desired results.
    Skills and Qualifications
    • 3-7 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing setting.
    • HVAC knowledge highly desired.
    • Able to manage time well, handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and complete them with a strong sense of urgency.
    • A strong communicator in both written and verbal forms in order to effectively deal with vendors and managers.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently, with time constraints, and little supervision.
    • Ability to research and resolved conflicts
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